European shares fall on poor company earnings, Pearson slumps

October 21, 2015 7:18 AM

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LONDON Oct 21 European shares fell on Wednesday, with British education publisher Pearson slumping after warning on its earnings and top Swedish banks dropping after missing third-quarter earnings expectations.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.4 percent at 1,426.66 points by 0714 GMT after falling 0.5 percent in the previous session.

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